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Title:   Over the Edge
Director:   Jonathan Kaplan
Year:   1979
Genre:   Youth Angst in Suburban Hell
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02.19.06

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
02.19.06Netflix Ever since I noticed the ad for Vulcan Video on the back of the Alamo guide being the poster for Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, I've sort of made it a practice to watch whatever movie they use for each issue. This is one of those movies that I started watching and immediately remember catching it some late night on Cinemax or something. The hangar rec center, the circular highschool, the crazy riot at the end... but when i caught it a long time ago I didn't even know what it was called. It reminded me of another movie called Suburbia (the Penelope Spheeris movie, not the Linklater one) and several other movies that my onetime neighbor Cameron insisted was really good until I watched it. Not to say I didn't like this... I think it's great in that late 70s "youth problem" vein (I remember another late-night cinemax movie where a kid was supposed to show up for a birthday party or something but he stole a car and was in jail so he couldn't make it)... but Cameron sure had weird taste.

When I was in highschool, some kid set a fire in his room at some problematic-kid-jail/school and escaped as was on the run for like a week. Cameron talked to him on the phone once but didn't have anything to say to him. I remember everyone in school was all up in arms and somehow the paper blamed Natural Born Killers for all of this kid's problems. At least we didn't chain all the adults into a cafetorium and shoot their cars in the trunk thereby blowing them to hell in a huge all-engulfing fireball.

oh one other thing. The ad on the back of the cab is for Elitch Gardens. I've totally been there. they have a log flume there with a tree close to the queue with so much gum on it that you can't even see the bark anymore. gross and cool at the same time.
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